Mailbox Monday (108) and Kindle Deals

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Happy August everyone! I can’t believe that in just two short weeks it’s back to school time again. The weather has been really muggy and gross here in SoCal, but on the upside we finally got a little rain.

July was a strange month for me in books because I added more re-reads to the mix than usual. Maybe I needed some comfort reads to get me through this heat. Do you also like to re-read old favorites?

I have lots of new books to read so hopefully they will tempt me away from the books I’ve already read 🙂

In the Mail:

Mailbox Monday

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – I won such a fun prize package from The Midnight Garden! SIMON is out next spring and it looks like it’s right up my alley. Here is the publisher 1-sentence description: “Think You’ve Got Mail featuring nerdy gay teen boys with good grammar and great taste in music.” Fun, right? I think the protagonist Simon loves Oreos because the book also came with a “cookie gram” of 2 Oreo cookie cartons & the author wrote instructions on how and what page to eat the treats. So cute! The author also signed the book and included a recipe for dirt & worms. 

Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead – I ordered a signed copy from Mead’s local store University Bookstore. I loved this book! Wish I didn’t read it so fast since it just makes the wait for the next book that much longer. But I think fans will be very pleased. I don’t know how I’m going to review this book but it will be very vague. I also purchased the audio because I like the two narrators, plus I’m impatient.

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian -This is Bohjalian’s 17th book, but he is a new-to-me author. It’s the story of a homeless teen whose parents were killed in a nuclear plant meltdown. Sounds like it has a lot of emotion and adventure and I’m curious to read it.

Digital review copies:

Madame Picasso by Anne Girard – This is the story of Eva Gouel, the first great love of Pablo Picasso’s life. This is a love story/historical fiction with a glamorous Paris setting. Sounds fascinating!

The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder – I believe this is a verse novel, or partial verse novel anyway. It’s about friendship, family and football and is set in a small town.

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand – So excited to read something new from this author! This is a contemporary stand-alone about love and loss.

My Heart & Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga – This book is about two teens with a suicide pact. When one wants to back out can they convince the other to live as well?

Little Peach by Peggy Kern – A novel about human trafficking that is being compared to the books of Ellen Hopkins and Patricia McCormick.

Make it Right by Megan Erickson – This is book two of the Bowler University series. I don’t think I reviewed the first book Make it Count, but it is a fun and flirty New Adult book. This installment is about Lea and Max, two self-defense instructors.

Thank you to The Midnight Garden, Becky Albertalli, Doubleday, Harlequin, Scholastic, HarperTeen, Balzer + Bray & William Morrow Impulse.

Oh and hey did you see these books are on sale for kindle?

Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater – $1.99 – This is a great deal for a new release! This is part of the Wolves of Mercy Falls series but I think it could work as a standalone.

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell – $1.99 – The first book I read by Rowell and it’s really cute.

The Ex Games by Jennifer Echols – $1.99 – I haven’t read any of Echols’ romantic comedies yet, and this looks fun.

Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland – $2.99 – I hear good things about this book and the sequel Nantucket Red.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – $4.99 – I just watched the TV premiere on Starz (I’ll write more about it but Andrew and I both enjoyed it) and now I’m even more eager to read the book. The audiobook is also the Audible deal of the day for $5.95.

What’s new in your mailbox? 


20 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday (108) and Kindle Deals

  1. Cayce says:

    I got Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (me from Edelweiss) too – can’t wait to read it!! And omg, an MC who loves Oreos!! I LOVE them too 🙂
    And My Heart & Other Black Holes sounds like something I might like…

    1. Lucy says:

      You should have some Oreos handy when you read the book! We’ll have to compare notes on SIMON! My Heart & Other Black Holes does sound intriguing, doesn’t it?

  2. I’m listening to Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands right now and it is really good!

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    1. Lucy says:

      That is good to hear! I’ll have to bump it up the queue 🙂

  3. You have some tempting books on your stack! And yes, I do love to reread books, but haven’t done so in a while. When I stop accepting so many review books, perhaps.

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  4. Shoshanah says:

    I read Unearthly a while back and really enjoyed it, although I’ve yet to continue the series. But seeing that Cynthia Hand has a new book coming out makes me think I should finish it sooner rather than later.

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  5. My kids only go back to school first week of September. Little Peach caught my eye. Enjoy your new books!

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  6. kay says:

    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda sounds like fun!
    Interestingly for me, reread time is more late in the fall or winter. It’s also the time of the year where I get reading slumps!
    Enjoy your new books! (also can’t wait to hear your thoughts on California!)

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  7. Yuck, I don’t go muggy (unless it involves shopping in Singapore) – I much prefer dry heat.

    I can definitely recommend Outlander – I powered through the first four (five?) in the series one uni holidays – really good read.

    I wish Attachments was on sale here – it’s $11.99 🙁 Maybe I’ll find it in store. Happy reading!

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  8. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    I’m very interested in the story of Picasso’s first wife. Enjoy!

    Here’s mine.

  9. Mary says:

    I’ve heard good things about the Bohjalian book so I hope you love it. Attachments is on my shelf (bought it a while ago) so I need to make time to read it. Glad to hear you liked Outlander. I’ve only read the first in the series but I liked it. Have a great week!

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  10. nfmgirl says:

    I got Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands through Netgalley and look forward to reading it in a few weeks. I saw a couple other on your list that interest me as well. Enjoy!

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  11. I saw Madame Picasso on Netgalley and was curious. Enjoy!

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  12. Alisa says:

    I am really curious about Madame Picasso!

  13. Serena says:

    Busy mailbox, and boy do I have two contenders for my list this week at MM

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  14. DeniseF says:

    I can’t wait to read Silver Shadows!! I’m third on the list at the library so I’m hoping people hurry up with it!

  15. Another Chris Bohjalian book…Nice. I didn’t know he had another one out.

    Nice assortment of titles.

    ENJOY them all.

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  16. Thanks for the Kindle sales heads up. I feel like there hasn’t been a lot of good Kindle deals lately so it’s nice to see some good ones.

    Ahhh Silver Shadows! I am a book behind on Bloodlines so I really need to catch up. Happy reading, Lucy!

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  18. Aw, yay! I’m so glad SIMON arrived safe and sound. Isn’t Becky the cutest? I love that she sent Oreos + instructions + a recipe, hah. I just got my copy in as well, and I’m looking forward to reading it.

    I got CLOSE YOUR EYES, HOLD YOUR HANDS as well–will be interesting to compare notes!

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